Latisse is the brand name of a prescription medication to thicken the eyelashes. Technically, this drug is known as bimatoprost. It has been approved by the FDA for treating inadequate eyelashes. This drug was first used in prescription eye drops for glaucoma. Eyelash growth was an unexpected but desirable side effect.
Does Latisse have any side effects?
The most common side effects with Latisse, reported in approximately 4% of patients, are:
- Itching sensation in the eyes
- Redness of the eyes
Less common side effects include darkening of the eyelid skin, redness of the eyelids, and irritation and dryness of the eyes.